Contract Type: Full Time
Role:
Head of Department
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: Competitive salary to be discussed at interview
School Type:
Secondary
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Albert Road, Cheltenham, GL52 3JD
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2

Overview

Head of Mathematics Faculty

Required for September 2019

The Governors are seeking to appoint a leader with vision and dynamism for our Maths Faculty to start in September 2019. The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how the teaching of maths should develop over the next few years and have the passion and expertise to implement a relevant, challenging curriculum that inspires and motivates our students.

The faculty is housed in 6 classrooms and is taught by five full time well qualified teachers and two part-time. The Head of Faculty is supported by a Second in Maths who is responsible for the Maths Mastery scheme. Pittville is part of the Balcarras Teaching Partnership in Cheltenham and also plays a key part in the local Maths Hub. We offer Further Maths at GCSE to stretch and challenge our most able mathematicians in their transition to A level. We have close links with local post-16 sixth forms and colleges who are supportive of our curriculum developments.

The successful candidate will be joining a successful faculty which has high expectations for the students they teach. An ability to work well in a team and demonstrate an innovative and inspirational approach to teaching and learning is essential.

Pittville School is a good 11-16 school situated in a superb setting in the heart of Cheltenham Results are rising year on year and we are particularly proud that visitors to our school always comment on the excellent behaviour and attitude to learning exhibited by our pupils. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of a developing faculty and be part of our school improvement journey. The school is consistently oversubscribed in Year 7.

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About Pittville School

Pittville School is a vibrant, forward looking and rapidly improving Foundation School in Cheltenham.

It is our belief that every young person has gifts, talents and abilities and it is our aim to recognise and unlock each child’s potential and therefore maximise their life chances. Pittville is a smaller than average secondary school with approximately 600 students. Our aim is to continue to improve and we will not compromise in pursuit of our goal to become an ‘Outstanding school’. We intend to continually develop in order to provide an excellent level of education, pastoral care and guidance for all our students.

Our priority is to work in partnership with parents and students to help them achieve the very best possible success. We firmly believe that each student should be challenged intellectually, creatively, personally and socially in preparation for their future life.